Founded by Douglas William Glendining and acquired by Phillips Son and Neale in 1946, after which Glendining continued to operate the firm under the Glendining name. In 2001, Phillips Son and Neale merged with Bonhams & Brooks to form Bonhams.
Harrington E. Manville's Biographical Dictionary of British and Irish Numismatics (vol. 4) entry for Douglas Glendining (1863-1951) notes "British Numismatic Society founder-member. A turn-of-the-century war medal collector who left a position with Lloyds Insurance Co. in 1900 to establish the auction house of Glendining & Co. in King William Street – moving to 7 Argyll Street in 1905. At this time Sotheby’s had established almost a monopoly on the sale of important numismatic collections and Glendining’s struggled somewhat at first. Gradually however, partly through Glendining’s personal attention to collector needs and partly through the reported anti-Sotheby co-operation of S.M. Spink in the 1920s, the firm gradually overtook its rival and by the 1930s had established a practical monopoly in its turn. After the founder’s death in 1951, William C. (‘Bill’) French (1919-1986) effectively managed the firm until his own death."
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Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including Ancient Greek, Bactrian, and Indian coins, from Sahet-Maket, Oude, India; [as well as] a collection of war medals and decorations, exhibited in the United States of America, for sale by order of the Liquidator of the Ministry of Information; [etc.] ... [01/22/1920]
1920 Jan 22
# of Lots: 428
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including the property of W.J. Davis, [which contains] 18th century tradesman's tokens; [as well as] the [properties] of Dr. J. Garrett; [and] ... Mrs. Kennedy Macaulay, [which contains] a brass Forfar beggar's badge; [and a] Westminster Abbey penny, [with] view of the abbey built 1245; [etc.] ... [04/29/1920]
1920 Apr 29
# of Lots: 435
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including the [properties] of a gentleman; ... W.J. Davis; ... Stewart Beattie, Esq. of Northampton, deceased; ... [as well as a] library of numismatic books, [also being] the property of W.J. Davis, Esq.; [etc.] ... [07/21/1920]
1920 Jul 21
# of Lots: 609
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including the property of W. R. Hubbard, Esq., Glasgow; the collection formed by the late Rev. H.S. Gorham; the property of a gentleman; [and] a collection of war medals relating to campaigns in Africa, the property of Brigadier-General E.H. Gorges; [etc.] ... [10/06/1920]
1920 Oct 06
# of Lots: 442
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including [the properties of] ... Capt. E. Shepherd, R.N., deceased; ... Mrs. Willet, of Torrington; ... J.J. Fehr, Esq. deceased; ... the Most Honourable the Marquess of Milford Haven; ... the Amazon Rubber Company, Manchester; ... the late Mr. Edgar Lincoln; [as well as] numismatic works of ... the Rev. H.S. Gorham; ... Mr. Edgar Lincoln; ... [and] R.M. Wright; [etc.] ... [11/23/1920]
1920 Nov 23
# of Lots: 545
Catalogue of a very valuable collection of coins & medals, including the property of a lady; 18th century tokens; [and] 19th century [coins]; [as well as] orders of knighthood, [containing a] rare Chinese medal of the Gold Order of the Blue Button; collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece; a very fine presentation sword; [etc.] ... [12/16/1920]
1920 Dec 16
# of Lots: 359